Wire Magazine 422 – April 2019 – The Great Learning
- 108 pages
- Softcover, Magazine
- 28 × 23 × 0.5 cm
* The Great Learning: Over 22 pages, musicians, artists and Wire critics chronicle the mentors, gurus, teachers, tech heads, institutions, para-academic infiltrators and informal networks that underpin and catalyse the music of today and yesteryear. By AGF, Mike Barnes, Lea Bertucci, Claire Biddles, Madeleine Byrne, Kate Carr, Andrew Chung, Shirley Collins, Sophie Cooper, Julian Cowley, Chris Cutler, Kirk Degiorgio, Robert Fripp, Helen Frosi, Alexander Hawkins, Yan Jun, Mazen Kerbaj, Mary Jane Leach, Alan Licht, Anton Lukoszevieze, Noel Meek, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Mark Pilkington, Matana Roberts, Bruce Russell, Claire Sawers, Laurie Spiegel, David Toop and Nate Wooley.
* Slikback: The Kenyan producer patches global styles into club-ready collages. By Meg Woof
* June Chikuma: The Japanese composer’s early work resurfaces courtesy of RVNG Intl. By Marc Masters
* Ivan Conti: The septuagenarian Azymuth drummer continues to energise Brazilian music. By Russ Slater
* Paul LaBrecque & Ghazi Barakat: Loopy sci-fi utopias from the far reaching twosome. By Abi Bliss
* Global Ear: Hangzhou: Eastern China is birthing new directions in electronic music. By Josh Feola
* Invisible Jukebox: Congo Natty: Will the street tough MC rebel against The Wire’s mystery record selection? Tested by Joe Muggs
* The Inner Sleeve: Sarah Hennies on Walter De Maria’s The Lightning Field
* Epiphanies: A budget Velvet Underground reissue grips Graeme Jefferies
Plus Soundcheck, Boomerang, Print run, On Screen, On Site, On Location.